The Gujarat government has imposed a night curfew from 9 pm to 6 am effective November 20 onwards. The curfew will be in place until further notice.
The state has appealed to citizens not to go out during curfew. A notification in this regard was also recently issued. The curfew which was imposed during the initial phase of the unlock was gradually lifted.
Officer on Special Duty, Rajiv Gupta had issued the notification on Thursday evening. Earlier Gupta had denied that there were plans to re-impose a lockdown.
Both Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani and Deputy Chief Minister Nitin Patel have been monitoring the situation for the last 48 hours to ensure that the spread of infection is brought under control.
400 more beds for COVID-19 have been created at the Kidney Hospital and Hear Institute in the Civil Hospital campus. Similar number of beds have also been set up at the Sola Civil Hospital. In all, over 900 beds have been made available in government hospital while additional 100 beds are being set up at private hospitals in some areas.
The surge in COVID-19 cases is believed to be the main reason for the re-imposition of the night curfew. The city has witnessed a surge in COVID-19 cases as norms went for a toss during the Diwali festivities. Hospitals are also reporting a large number of patients.
Other highlights of the notification
- Facilities for 400 beds have been made at private hospitals across the city.
- In all the city has 2637 beds for COVID-19 patients including 2237 in government hospitals.
- 20 additional 108 emergency ambulance services have been put on standby for the city.
- State has allocated 300 doctors and medical students each for the city.
- The city will begin a campaign to strictly impose COVID-19 norms.
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